Check in time is 3 p.m.... or later. When we arrived at 2 and after we waiting in line for 5 minutes, we were told they were short-staffed and we would have to come back and check in after 3:30. Our choice was to leave or sit in their very dingy lobby. We left. When we finally got into our room at 3:45 it was less than inviting. Immediately stripped off the ugly, dingy, probably dirty bedspread and put on slippers so I wouldn't have to walk barefoot on the carpet. Cranked the air conditioner down to the lowest possible temperature because the room was stifling hot.
After a late-evening event we were forced to park in a poorly-lit parking garage and return to our room, past the out-of-order elevator, past the rooms where they store "stuff" with steel security doors with no doorknobs, through the filthy service corridor/walkway to the pool, to the only working elevator at the front of the hotel. Oops. Forgot something in the car. Didn't feel at all safe walking back to the car alone at 11 p.m.
Breakfast -- served only until 9:30 the next morning -- was mediocre at best. Flavorless. Minimal. NASTY coffee. Brown fluffy bread (you know what brand I mean) billed as "wheat" bread.
I suppose that the value was good, but I know there are other hotels nearby that offer rates just as good, with much better amenities. I've stayed there. Took a chance on this one.
This hotel may have Quality in its name, but zero in its accommodations. Won't stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Inn & Suites hotel located in Central Orange County provides inviting accommodations close to many leisure and business points of interest. Saddleback Church, Irvine Spectrum Center, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Laguna Beach, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine are just minutes away from this Lake Forest, CA hotel. All spacious guest rooms offers balconies, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, large working desks, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards and cable television with free Movie Channels, ESPN and CNN. Select rooms include in-room hot tubs. We are 100% NON SMOKING Hotel. Connecting rooms can be requested per availability. Ask about our pet-friendly rooms (fees apply). This Lake Forest, CA hotel provides features like: Free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, fresh fruit and make-your-own pancakes; Free wireless high-speed Internet access; On-site authentic Chinese restaurant; Outdoor pool and fitness center Business and leisure travelers visiting this California hotel will welcome additional conveniences, such as an on-site guest laundry, business computer center and access to copy and fax services. The hotel offers two meeting rooms for meetings and social events that can accommodate up to 100 people. The area includes a multitude of fun and exciting outdoor activities including championship golf courses, tennis courts, and attractions. Shopping, eateries and entertainment venues at Laguna Hills Mall, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Orange County Great Park are all within 15 minutes of the hotel. The John Wayne Airport is just 12 minutes away. Anaheim resort attractions such as Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure are within 20 minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum Hotel Lake Forest
- Quality Inn And Suites Irvine Spectrum
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